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GOV AMENDMENTS

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

What are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
a.
Revolutionary War Amendments
c.
Bill of rights
b.
Ratification Amendments
d.
Civil war Amendments
 

 2. 

Which 4 freedoms are embodied in the 1st amendment?
a.
religion, speech , fair trial, assembly
c.
no slavery, voting , poll tax, equal protection
b.
religion, press, speech, assembly
d.
Religion, no state church, free exercise of religion, no school prayer
 

 3. 

Which amendment ensures that states must apply the laws equally to everyone, i.e. equal protection?
a.
1st
c.
10th
b.
9th
d.
14th
 

 4. 

Which amendment abolished slavery?
a.
12th
c.
14th
b.
13th
d.
15th
 

 5. 

You want to sue the state of California in a U.S. District Court. Which amendment prohibits you from doing so unless the state agrees?
a.
9th
c.
11th
b.
10th
d.
12th
 

 6. 

Which amendment says you can not be charged with a capital crime unless you are first indicated by a grand jury?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
7th
 

 7. 

Which amendment guarantees you right to own a gun?
a.
2nd
c.
4th
b.
3rd
d.
5th
 

 8. 

You want to wear a Nazi arm band to school. The principle says you may not because the constitution does not say that people can wear arm bands. Which amendment is the principal violating?
a.
3rd
c.
9th
b.
6th
d.
11th
 

 9. 

The school says that white, African, and Asian kids may have clubs but Hispanic kids may not. Which constitutional amendment is being violated?
a.
5th
c.
14th
b.
10th
d.
none of the above
 

 10. 

Which amendment gave 18 year old the right to voted?
a.
19th
c.
25th
b.
20th
d.
26th
 

 11. 

Who was president when 18 year olds got the right to vote?
a.
Johnson
c.
Carter
b.
Nixon
d.
Ford
 

 12. 

Who was given the right to vote by the 15th amendment?
a.
black people
c.
white women
b.
women
d.
black men
 

 13. 

Some of the states used to charge people a nominal fee for voting. Which amendment made this practice illegal?
a.
15th
c.
24th
b.
17th
d.
14th
 

 14. 

Which amendment was cited by the Supreme Court in its ruling that separate schools for the races is illegal?
a.
13th
c.
15th
b.
14th
d.
20th
 

 15. 

Which amendment prohibits people from mutilating animals (like ducks) while hunting?
a.
2nd
c.
20th
b.
8th
d.
none of the above
 

 16. 

The 16th amendment gives______ the right to impose income taxes.
a.
congress
c.
both a & b
b.
the president
d.
none of the above
 

 17. 

Which amendment determines the transfer of power should the president become incapacitated?
a.
12th
c.
20th
b.
17th
d.
25th
 

 18. 

Which amendment determines when, after the election, the new president takes office?
a.
12th
c.
20th
b.
17th
d.
25th
 

 19. 

Which amendment says you can not beat you wife?
a.
19th
c.
a &b
b.
8th
d.
neither above
 

 20. 

Before this amendment U.S. Senators were elected by the state legislatures. After this amendment they were elected by the people of the state.
a.
14th
c.
17th
b.
15th
d.
19th
 

 21. 

The police stop you for a traffic violation and search your car without your permission. Which amendment are they violating?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
7th
 

 22. 

Which amendment says that a person does not have to testify against himself?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
7th
 

 23. 

Which amendment says that a person can not be tried twice for the same crime?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
7th
 

 24. 

Which amendment says that the courts cannot impose excessive bail?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
8th
 

 25. 

Which amendment guarantees a jury trail to all persons charged with a crime?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
7th
 

 26. 

The government wants to build a military base on you property. Which amendment says they must give you just and fair compensation?
a.
4th
c.
6th
b.
5th
d.
14th
 

 27. 

The Conservatives say that the U.S. Government only has the powers delegated to it by the constitution. Which amendment supports their argument?
a.
9th
c.
11th
b.
10th
d.
20th
 

 28. 

Which of the following amendments is considered a social experiment?
a.
17th
c.
19th
b.
18th
d.
20th
 

 29. 

The 23rd amendment extended the vote for president to
a.
women
c.
Washington DC
b.
black people
d.
18 year olds
 

 30. 

Which amendment limits the number of terms a president can serve to two?
a.
25th
c.
12th
b.
20th
d.
22th
 

 31. 

Which amendment deals with the election of presidents by the electoral college?
a.
12th
c.
22th
b.
20th
d.
25th
 

 32. 

If neither candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, who then elects the president?
a.
state legislatures
c.
the senate
b.
the people
d.
the house of representatives
 



 
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